Crowns are a type of restorative dentistry that is a practical option for keeping a tooth and regaining its health, beauty and functionality. If a tooth has a large deteriorating old filling or is fractured or chipped, a crown can take the place of the natural tooth structure. A crown, also known as a cap, helps to improve the function of an otherwise structurally unsound tooth.
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your teeth as well. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored. At the Smile Center Orlando our professional dental team can use full porcelain crowns, which tend to be more cosmetically aesthetic and functionally durable.
While crowns cover or “cap” one individual tooth, its function is to restore or replace a badly broken down or decayed tooth. In cases where the decay has affected the root of the tooth, root canal therapy, or non-surgical endodontic treatment, may be necessary in order to place the crown and restore the tooth.There are many realistic options when it comes to dental restorative therapy. Whenever possible, we try to keep the tooth by fixing or repairing the problem areas.
There are many realistic options when it comes to dental restorative therapy. Whenever possible, we try to keep the tooth by fixing or repairing the problem areas. The following is a list of other restorative dentistry that can regain the health, beauty and functionality of a tooth or teeth:
A root canal, or non-surgical endodontic therapy, may be recommended for a tooth that has been damaged by deep decay, a large filling, fracture or trauma due to a direct physical impact or heavy bite.